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>> stephen: tonight, will a scandal bring down rupert murdoch? no. then a new threat from gitmo detainees. if they get any more dangerous, we might have to charge them with something. and my guest is jose antonio vargas, who recently admitted being an illegal immigrant. my original guest was the american whose job he stole. who has two thumbs and is incredibly bad at gesturing at himself? this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central [theme song playing] [cheering and applause] >> stephen: thank you for joining us, everybody. [audience chanting "stephen"] oh, that's nice. thank you for joining us. you know, once these people... once these people start chanting my name, you can't stop them. [laughter] folks, i want to say hello to everybody watching in america, especially to our viewers in italy. welcome. [cheering and applause] buenos aires. folks, tonight america sits helplessly by while we inch closer to a catastrophe. and i'm not talking about the debt ceiling. someone will do something about that. i'm talking about the hell storm about to hit los angeles, the li
everyone in the world, i have so much sympathy for rupert murdoch. [laughter] just look at that sad, i'm going the say face. well, the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal has been disastrous for poor rupi. he's had to shut down his most profitable u.k. paper, top employees have been arrested and news corp lost $7 billion of market value in four days. [cheering and applause] folks, i wouldn't be surprised if fox news had the make some budget cuts. [laughter] get ready for their new morning show, ""fox and furniture". now, yesterday murdoch was hauled before parliamentary committee to have his bangers mashed when the unthinkable happened. >> a man identified as activist and comedian johnny marvel charged rupert murdoch with a shaving cream pie. [laughter] >> stephen: activist and comedian? that makes no sense. you can't use comedy to make political points. [laughter] i mean, thank god the attack was deflected by this woman. murdoch's beautiful adoptinged chinese wife wendi. folks, i was horrified. he is 80. he can't digest pie. but then i found out that the instant murdoch was hit
-australian-american media billionaire muggle, news corp chairperson and five-time dark lord of the month rupert murdoch. he's facing a spot of legal trouble in merry old england town because a tabloid he owned, the "news of the world," well, they went and did a silly thing. they illegally hacked into people's cell phone messages. 4,000 times. and now poor uncle rupi is getting his crumpet stopped and for what? >> rupert murdoch said "news of the world" tried to hack into the voice mails of victims of the 9/11 attacks. >> as well as the voice mails of families of british segars killed in action. >> the paper hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old millie dowler while she was still missing and the hacker even deleted some voice mails, giving her family false hope she was still alive. >> stephen: anything else? >> victims included actress sienna miller and star hugh grant. >> stephen: oh, hugh grant. he hasn't had a movie in like two years. but just how big of a scandal is this? >> after 168 years now, the "news of the world" has put its last issue to bed. the tabloid was shut down this past week by its own
always start on the left? and any time a conservative gets in trouble like rupert murdoch, owner of news corporate and rumor has it the world's largest human zoo, the liberal media starts circling. this is blood in the water. >> shark, shark. shark, shark, shark. shark. murdoch's british tabloid-- tabloid "news of the world" illegally hacked into the voice-mails of celebrity, murder victims and soldier's families in a disgraceful invasion of privacy. or as the british saylorees. so murdoch shut down "news of the world" and for some reason the media continued to talk about this piffle. >> former chief executive of news international rebekah brook was arrested. >> there have been ten arrests so far. >> there an fbi investigation ongoing. the sec may investigate. there are people calling for murdoch to be up in front of congress. >> the firestorm engulfing two of britain's top cops and still threatening even the prime minister david cameron. >> head of scotland yard stepped down amid public outrage yesterday. >> stephen: big deal. who cares if the head of scotland yard resigns. why is scotl
's going on with murdoch. pretty juicy stuff over there and i bet you people in the nonnewscorp world are just licking your chops? (laughter) you just love this story? shouldn't you have to... shouldn't you non-murdoch papers have to recuse yourself? you can't be objective. >> do the math. you've got a $40 billion big blob that owns fox news, fox sports, "new york post," "wall street journal." they closed 168-year-old newspaper is and they're run by an 80-year-old i go guy who almost got hit by a pie in parliament and he was saved by his hot chinese wife. (laughter) that's a great story. >> stephen: that is a great story. >> come on! >> stephen: isn't it much ado about nothing? how bad of a deal is it to hack people's phones? that's journalism! (laughter) how do you know what the truth of a story is unless you are willing to do anything? ed myrrh row said "by any means necessary." (laughter) >> i don't think he meant hacking into a 13-year-old murder victim's phone and... >> stephen: okay you're playing the 13-year-old murder victim, card. what about the 4,000 other people who got hac
-- except for fox news, the "wall street journal" and a couple other murdoch holdings-- all parts of the media have a liberal bias. you can not deny that. >> actually, there was a stud they george mason university did, the first seven months of every president from reagan through obama and it turns out that the media hates presidents. the positive coverage is in the 30s and as a matter of fact clinton came off worse and obama came off worse in their first seven months than the republicans and, of course, in... on fox news channel, the obama numbers were at least 12 points lower. >> stephen: well, they have to be fair. (laughter) obama is 12 points worse. (laughter) >> on fox. >> stephen: okay. so this is... i mean, it's a great book. it's kind of like a graphic novel. we've got lots of pictures in here. it's a... it's a comic book. >> uh-huh. >> stephen: and you're in it a lot. >> yes, i am. >> stephen: if you're going to put yourself in a comic book, why cast yourself as an npr host? (laughter) why not give yourself, like, heat vision or something like that? why do it in this par
because as a murdoch paper, they've got proven ways to get inside information. [cheering and applause] it turns out on saturday we found out the attacks were carried out by anders breivik, a native norwegian christian with a 1,500-page manifesto railing against the muslimization of europe. now, some say these false reports of muslim involvement were a widespread failure of the media, but i say by going with their gut, these journalists were able to get the story they wanted and scoop reality. [laughter] and even if there was a rush to judgment, we must not repeat that mistake by rushing to accuracy. [laughter] just because... just because the confessed murderer is a blonde, blue-eyed, norwegian-born anti-muslim crusader does not mean he's not a swarthy, ululating, middle eastern madman. [laughter] jim. >> what do you make of the fact that he looked nordic? >> in the first few hours after any such event, there's so much information or misinformation flying about that i wouldn't want to draw too many conclusions. maybe it was a good disguise. [audience reacts] >> stephen: yes. which is
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